Just normal files of any format. None are more than 30 GB and very few are more than 4095 MB. That is not the issue.What are you storing?
No, this is the moist important ~24TB of data from the last 20 years.You're coming up with 10's of TB per year of data to store on a personal basis? I bet even Merc wasn't downloading that much. Somehow I doubt you are either. You must be shooting an awful lot of HD/UHD (or higher res) video or something.
Now we have the 16-bay (8x 3.5") TS-1677X url]after the 12-bay (8x 3.5") was delayed so long.
There is no wiring and I don't want to make any infrastructure changes now. My job changed this year and I think next year the organization's role may be different, so I would be relocating again.You can't hot-swap a PCIe adapter. Why not look at one of their 12-bay rack mount units and put it in a basement?
I was thinking that it would eventually replace the TS-831X, which has the original 1.4GHz Annapurna CPU (not the 1.7GHz Amazon one). From what I gather an A72 is a big improvement over an A15, especially allowing encryption without the dramatic slowdown. I won't be the first to jump in on this NAS after my experiences with other new products.That's tough to quantify my thoughts on that NAS without knowing your use cases. From the little information I can find, the pricing at $1500 without storage seems rather expensive given the capabilities and expandability. If you're familiar with QNAP's ecosystem then it's probably worth it for you to stick with them versus a competitor or building your own.
I was surprised that your link actually worked...Not that it is a huge difference, but the model with 4GB RAM is $1300 compared to $1500 for the 8GB model.
Maximum RAM capacity is 16GB, which makes more sense than 8GB. However, the memory slot is a Long-DIMM.
How does that socket or specs differ from the regular DDR4 RAM used on typical PC mainboards? It would nice to buy the 4GB and upgrade the RAM.
Is it just me or is Synology not producing much new lately? I'd really like to upgrade to a larger backup unit from the TS-831X v1 and would like to buy another Synology, but there are no good choices.Agreed on all that. I use Synology units with 10GbE Ethernet. SSD really only makes sense when there is a queue of IOs. For single user stuff it isn't necessary. The 10GbE, though, is bad-ass.
My current home unit is a Synology DS1817+ with the RAM maxed out and a 2x 10GbE card in it. One of each of the ports go directly to the 10GbE cards in the workstations as a secondary interface (No gateway).
What kind of IO workload are you sending to your NAS? Large files, small files, mixed? Do you see consistently low write performance through all types of workloads? How many sessions are writing at the same time? What write speeds are you observing over your network?Write speeds. If not CPU then what?
Sure, it will help.Some of the Intel CPUs have AES acceleration.
No, I doubt it. A single 10Gb Ethernet adapter has plenty of bandwidth to cover your needs and given you have no switch in between means you should have very low latency. We would need to go through the many levels of the stack to figure out where the bottleneck is and also understand what your goals are for performance to see if they are even reasonable. What method are you using to transfer the data over your network? Is it SMB/CIFS, iSCSI, SSH, SCP, FTP, SFTP, rsync, etc? Each of these have a different performance characteristic. How are your drives configured in their pool of storage? Is there some kind of RAID with parity happening (raid5/raid6/raid50/60)? What is the underlying filesystem type (etx4, btrfs, zfs, xfs, etc)? Is the configuration such that you're limited to the speed of a single spindle? What is the performance of the source of your data? Is it capable of reading as fast as you want?Is that due to the Ethernet itself?
Probably not, but I upgraded to a different unit recently. Do to my pending relocation, I put together another NAds with eight of the cheap 10TB drives. I tried various potions and really don't see any practical advantages to the Storage Pools, Thin/Thick volumes or the Snapshots. I also tried the RAID 50, which was a first in my experience. The fan on the 10GbE card cut out a little notch in my thumb, which was the most annoying part. I am staying with the QNAP since I should be able to continue using the external drives. The old 831X will be stored in a different zone, but remain in the US independent of my position.I'm not convinced if they even added the fastest Xeon processor that you would get the performance you're hoping for.